Our Baby Dragons


After finishing our dragons yesterday, today we chose partners to mate with. (I don’t mean literally. No worries, parents.) To simulate our dragons combining DNA, we simply flipped a coin for each line of the genetic code. If we flipped heads, we passed on the father’s first line of code (ex. CG). If we flipped tails, we passed on the mother’s first line of code (ex. TA). After repeating this process for the entire DNA strand, we saw some interesting results. Just like in real life, most baby dragons looked like their parents. But sometimes there were strange combinations of genes. In one class, we even had two light-colored parents give birth to a polka-dotted child!

March 23 – Our Baby Dragons (pg605)

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